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October 18, 1991 | S. J. DIAMOND
Last month, the makers of Tushies, a "revolutionary" new disposable diaper, sued the chemical company that provided the diaper's superabsorbent fiber. Not until Tushies were on the market, they said, were they told that the fiber released a toxic substance when exposed to urine. The situation makes one think of other advances that had unexpected downsides. Some were discovered early. Some proved dangerous, even lethal, only much later.
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October 18, 1991 | S. J. DIAMOND
Last month, the makers of Tushies, a "revolutionary" new disposable diaper, sued the chemical company that provided the diaper's superabsorbent fiber. Not until Tushies were on the market, they said, were they told that the fiber released a toxic substance when exposed to urine. The situation makes one think of other advances that had unexpected downsides. Some were discovered early. Some proved dangerous, even lethal, only much later.
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